I am trying to choose between two 44 mag revolvers that were made available to me from two different people interested in trading me for a rifle that I am selling. The first is a Smith and Wesson 629-6 stainless with 6 inch barrel, partial underlug, made around mid 2000s or newer with s/n CLZ24** and has 300-400 rounds thru it. Comes with factory plastic case.
The second is a Taurus Raging Bull blued 8 3/8 barrel made the first year (1999) with 40 rounds fired. It comes with a Taurus rail, cheap $70 Tasco red dot, soft case, and a couple boxes of ammo.
The respective owners have priced the S&W at $800 and Taurus at $700. I will be trading a rifle, and getting cash back in either of these deals, so the prices are not the biggest concern. The revolver will not be a daily carry weapon, not planning on keeping it in a vehicle, and mainly used for hunting and practice as needed. I have not handled either one in person yet, but will have to decide to take one or the other, or pass on both in the next couple days.
Anyone have some experience and educated opinions between the two?
Anyone hunt with a six inch Smith with half underlug?
I know a well built Smith will always have value, and it can be used for more than just hunting. The Taurus is the first year made, and good quality, plus it is designed for hunting.